• On Aug 29, 2018
    Michelle from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are traveling to Disney in Oct.We will have our newborn daughter with us, only a few weeks old. Any advice for keeping her happy and making this trip as stress free as possible? Can you store a breast pump at the first aid station?

    Hello, Michelle! Congratulations! As Winnie the Pooh said, "...a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be." 

    Your best bet for storing your pump is in one of the lockers available to rent at each theme park. While the first aid station may be able to help you out, they cannot guarantee they'll have space or be available to help you retrieve the pump when you need it. 

    For a stress free trip be flexible. If you find you have an early riser, and you are a Walt Disney World resort guest, take advantage of morning extra magic hours. A night owl baby might be better at the evening extra magic hours. 

    Temperatures can still be quite hot in October. Plan air conditioning breaks for your little one, but carry a light swaddle blanket for the cooler indoor temperatures. You may also want to feed the baby a little more frequently.

    Pack more than you think you'll need. A few spare diapers or an extra outfit (and a clean shirt for mom) is a good plan.

    Check out the Baby Care Centers in each theme park. They have a peaceful place for breastfeeding or pumping (although you can breastfeed anywhere), changing tables, and an array of baby necessities available to purchase. You'll find diapers, wipes, rash ointment, and even a selection of formula. 

    Take care of you, too! You're going to be recovering yourself, so make sure you rest when you need it, drink plenty of fluids, and throw a snack or two into the diaper bag for yourself. 

    Have fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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